Welcome to our music page,
Growing up in an artistic environment during the early 70's in a time when great music and visual arts were colliding like atoms in a nuclear reactor, gave a glimpse of a world with unlimited possibilities and potential where the imagination could flourish and expand without borders. This was the training ground where New Jazz Movement's artistic journey began...
Being actively involved with visual art throughout our years in school, gave us a broad range of experiences which included sketching, painting, crafting and in our spare time we would explore the world of music.
After we had started attending junior high and our interest in music began to increase, our family had received a settlement from a car accident a year earlier so my father had purchased a piano for us to learn to play and this became our primary learning tool to explore music with.
During the first years of high school our focal point of interest shifted towards drum and percussion as well as analog tape recording and mastery of the guitar,
we began to focus more on the recording aspects of music and with a little help from several low cost tape recorders, we were able to master the basics...more to come soon.
We have been listening to and enjoying music from all over the world for quite a few years, and the music that we compose for New Jazz Movement is based on inspiration not music theory.
We have performed at some smaller venues, but remain largely a studio group.
myspace is not big enough to list all of our musical influences so we have listed a few recent ones: Paul Hardcastle, George Benson, Tim Bowman, Norman Brown, Earl Klugh, Craig Chaquico, Peter White, Ken Navarro, Bobby Caldwell, Acoustic Alchemy, Chris Botie, Sade, Alicia Keys, Jeff Golub, Paul Taylor, Ottmar Liebert, Neal Schon, Cheili Minogue, Paul Brown, Wayman Tisdale, Lee Ritenour, Dave KOz, Dave Grusin, Russ Freeman, Euge Groove, Michael Lington, Marc Antoine, Dan Balmer, Luna Negra, Rick Braun, Hiroshima, Nils, Grover Washington, Richard Elliot, Everette Harp, Candy Dulfer, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Pieces of a dream, Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Joshua Redman, Najee, Chuck Loeb, Wes Montegomery, Tangerine Dream, Nightingale, Randy Rhodes, Slash, Eric Johnson, David Gilmour(Pink Floyd), Alex Lifeson(Rush)the list goes on and on....
We use Live Guitars (acoustic & Electric), Keyboards, Bass, Drums & Latin Percussion to Paint Audioscapes or sound beds of my own creation, make our own Samples, Record, Mix & produce using Roland VS Digital Recorders and Digital Mixing consoles, also recording with Pro-Tools.
Don't forget to check out our Hip Hop and RnB mixes on soundclick.com/digitsoundz2480 these Beats are Bangin'!!!